President Donald Trump has pledged that "we will overcome addiction in America," declaring opioid abuse a national public health emergency and announcing new steps to combat what he described as the worst drug crisis in U.S. history.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for October 27, 2017: President Trump declares the opioid epidemic a public health emergency - and other news.
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Emergency and disaster management briefing for June 26, 2017: Hacked state government websites reportedly displayed pro-ISIS propaganda; other news.
The increase in drug- and alcohol-related deaths in Maryland in 2016 was the biggest ever recorded in the state, officials said Thursday.